ESSC12007 - Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on content from previous semesters and further develops the student's appreciation of the growing body of knowledge in applied sport and exercise psychology. Students will be able to describe the role of sport and exercise psychology in success and enjoyment in sport and exercise. Students will gain knowledge and skills in searching, analysing, and reviewing and evaluating research literature, and presenting work in written form using established guidelines for writing in the area of psychology. Students will be able to describe the concepts associated with psychological determinants of exercise behaviour. Lecture information will be supplemented with laboratory and project-based research.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites ESSC12003 Exercise and Sport Psychology
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
4. Presentation 10%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Students
Feedback
Increase the amount of assessment instructions regarding how to format the research proposal.
Recommendation
More detail instructions on how to format the research proposal will be included in the unit. Specifically, students will be provided with a specific outline to follow in regard to expected headings that need to appear in the assessment.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided students with a specific outline to follow in regard to expected headings that need to appear in the research proposal.
Source: Self-Reflection
Feedback
Student writing in regard to grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation can be improved.
Recommendation
A professional writing document will be posted on Moodle.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator provided students with a professional writing document. Students were also shown examples of proper and poor scientific writing during lectures from the required readings.
Source: Self-reflection, staff feedback, and student feedback
Feedback
Having more time between the due dates of the research proposal and research presentation.
Recommendation
A review of assessment due dates will be undertaken.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
More clarification on the research proposal.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will add a lecture to the unit content describing how to the complete the research proposal.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The critical analysis of research articles on a weekly basis gave me the skills and confidence to understand research.
Recommendation
It is recommended the unit coordinator continue to critically evaluate research articles during lectures.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of behavioural strategies in various exercise and sport contexts.
  2. Search, analyse and critically evaluate scientific literature relating to sport and exercise psychology.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate an introductory research project relating to exercise and sport psychology.
  4. Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills for effective communication to a range of audiences using established guidelines.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment